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The agency's 200 offices across California are closed, along with several other state agencies, as hundreds of thousands of state workers take their first day of unpaid leave to help the cash-starved government cut expenses.
Twice-monthly furloughs are the latest turn as the state's economic situation spirals out of control. Construction projects around California stopped last month, the state controller postponed tax refunds earlier this week and California will run out of cash in the next few weeks unless the Legislature and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger agree on a plan to fix the state's $42 billion deficit...."